Shame On You Barbara and Hillary
On May 6, 2008, Barack Obama cleaned Hillary Clintonâ€™s clock in the North Carolina primary, and held her projected win in Indiana to two percentage points despite the Reverend Wright and bitter controversy.Â
Even though her campaign is in serious debt amounting to over more than 10 million dollars (a figure which does not include the 12 million dollars she has loaned to her campaign) Hillary vows to continue on until perhaps the convention floor with her new battle cry to vote white.
Wisely, Barack Obama has moved passed this desperate woman who has set women’s rights way back. Of course she is not alone. On the same day Hillary lost North Carolina, Barbara Walters was on Oprah, dogging Star Jones, and revealing her jungle fever romance with Edward Brookes, the first African American elected to the U. S Senator by popular vote. Of course Brookes was married during this affair that took place in the latter part of the turbulent 60′s and early 70′s.Â Walters herself was climbing the corporate ladder of the broadcasting industry where she had been elevated to co-anchor of the ABC Evening News earning 1 million dollars in salary.
Former daytime soap star Mark Consuelos revealed on the Oprah show, broadcasted the next day that he feels that there are some things you should take to your grave, the Edward Brookes affair being one of them.
However no one says it better than Star Jones herself in a response given to Us Magazine of Walters’ allegations that they lied on The View about her weight loss methods.
It is a sad day when an icon like Barbara Walters, in the sunset of her life, is reduced to publicly branding herself as an adulterer, humiliating an innocent family with accounts of her illicit affair and speaking negatively against me all for the sake of selling a book,” Jones told Us. “It speaks to her true character.
Some may classify this as a catfight. It is not, nor should it be reduced to such trivia. I have met Star Jones, and I know first hand that she is a class act. Lots of young African American girls look up to Star for good reasons. In her up bringing, Star’s parents instilled within her good family values. This is very obvious in her mannerism and work ethic. Star does not do anything half-way. Ms. Jones will give you more than 100% working to perfection. Nothing is wrong with this attribute, which is needed from more people today. Barbara Walters’ allegation misconstrues this attribute as a negative tearing away a fabric that young black women need today. The same is true for your revelations about you and Senator Brookes. Not only are you causing great pain to his family, which includes his children, grand children etc., but you are also tarnishing his legacy to Black History. Once again you tear away a fabric. Only young black men whose fate seems to be an early death or prison need this fabric.
Finally, lots of young girls/women look up to both you and Hillary. Your revelation of adultery tells young girls/women that it is okay to indulge in bad behavior. This is the same bad behavior you denounce on The View. You are now on the same level as Paris Hilton and all these young girls who thinks it is cool to engage in bad behavior.
As for Hillary, your message is that it is okay to be racist. You at best are now the poster child for white supremacy. As an elected official who is sworn to represent and protect the rights of all citizens, much more is expected of you.
I wonder in closing is this the legacy Barbara and Hillary really want to leave behind all for the sake of selling a book and winning the nomination for the Presidency of the United States?
On the weekend of Mother’s Day I’m sad to report that it’s the same ole schickardy, just different butt holes, which were once respected and well thought of female icons.